Category Archives: news

Introducing: Hayley!

As the newest addition to the Connecting Threads team, I am tasked with introducing myself to you. So, first things first: Hello! I’m Hayley, the new marketing coordinator for Connecting Threads. My role is a mix of traffic control and helping us communicate with you. I’ll be the one ensuring our plans get set into motion and go smoothly. You can also ...

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So long, 2015!

The holidays are upon us, and with them, feelings of happiness and glee fill the air here at Connecting Threads. This year, however, the holidays also bring a bit of sadness for me. For five years, I have been the “marketing person” at CT, and it is with a heavy heart that I announce my upcoming departure from this amazing, fabulous, and fun company. I have ...

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Introducing Good Neighbors!

I am so excited that my first line of fabric, good neighbors, has finally made it out into the world! Back in the spring of 2014, Alisha, who is the director of marketing, and I started talking about the possibility of me designing a line of fabric for Connecting Threads. My initial thought was, “There is already sooooo much fabric out there, ...

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Cottage Chic Introduction & An Interview with Winthur Sempliner

In the summertime, prints such as floral and gingham fit impeccably against an adorable, pastel background. It is evocative of a weekend getaway to the country or the whimsicality in a little girl’s bedroom, which is why Cottage Chic is the perfect name for the 23 playful prints shown in this collection. I could see myself at any age simply adoring the combination of dots and lattice, especially ...

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Gifty Galore 2015 is Starting Soon!

We are so excited to announce that our Gifty Galore Quilt Along is back for another fun and exciting year. For those of you who are new to the Quilt Along, Gifty Galore was started several years ago as a group on our quilting community, Quilt With Us. Over the years, the group has gone through multiple iterations, and this year is no different! Thanks to the help of team members ...

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Designing the Liberty for All! fabric collection

For the collection, Liberty for All! I was really inspired by some distressed, wooden folk art that I had seen at a local farmers market. I wish I had taken a picture of it! The artist had used reclaimed painted floorboards to create an American flag. It was a little bit like this:

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Happy Thanksgiving!

As we prepare for our Thanksgiving feast and gear up for the holiday season, we would like to take a moment to reflect on what we are thankful for this year — you! Connecting Threads is a family owned and operated company, and every day that we come to work, we feel grateful for and inspired by each and every one of our ...

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Greetings!

Hi, my name is Winthur (pronounced like the season) and I am the new Fabric Designer here at Connecting Threads. I am so excited to be here. Designing fabric is my passion and I feel so blessed to be at work doing what I love, with a terrific group of people! In the four short weeks that I have been working here, I have found the energy to be so inspiring. ...

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Introducing: Jamila!

Hi! I’m Jamila and it’s my second week as Graphic Designer at Connecting Threads. I come from a crafty background and love DIY, so it’s great to be a part of a team that’s all about supporting crafters like myself. From a young age, I learned to sew and knit from my grandmother and numerous aunts. Nowadays if I’m not working on something, life ...

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